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VIDEO: Butler Co. farmer and leader awarded NRRA's

NRRA annual meeting photo album  The Nebraska Rural Radio Association bestowed it's prestigious "Service to Agriculture Award" Monday to Rising City farmer and leader Bart Ruth. NRRA President Ben... Read More

MFP Payments Coming Before Thanksgiving

Second Tranche of USDA Payments for 2019 Comes in Around $7.8 Billion OMAHA (DTN) -- The Trump administration announced a second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program payments on Friday. According to a USDA news release, payments will be... Read More

Turkey Talk: Picking the right bird and keeping holiday foods safe

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Cooking a turkey can be daunting enough, but Kansas State University food safety specialist Karen Blakeslee says that everything leading up to the bird going into the oven needs some thought, too. For starters, how big of a tur... Read More

Educational program for cattlemen Nov. 21

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — The Lincoln County Cattlemen’s meeting for November will include educational programs from Nebraska Extension as part of West Central Cattlemen’s educational series. The Lincoln County Cattlemen’s meeting November 21 will... Read More

Panel to discuss ag production needed to meet global demands

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Panelists at a discussion in Lincoln will cover strategies for increasing agricultural production to meet global demand. The discussion is part of the Heuermann Lecture series sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln... Read More

Perdue defends, celebrates USDA agency moves to Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said Friday that he has “absolutely zero regrets” about moving the headquarters of two research agencies from Washington, D.C., to Kansas City, despite continuing criticism that... Read More

Market Facilitation Program Signup Ends December 6

Signup for the 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP)--ongoing since September—will end Friday, December 6, 2019.  All producers MUST make application for this program through their local FSA office by close of business December 6. Late-filed appl... Read More

The Friday Fontanelle Final Bell with Jeff Peterson of Heartland Farm Partners

 How did the corn and soybean markets do for the week?  Does the market care if a Trade deal is done with China? a.       Yes Initially. b.       Depends on the deal after the initial move. Do you think a trade deal with China will... Read More

USDA Offering Flexibility on Crop Insurance Premiums

The USDA’s Risk Management Agency says it will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help farmers hit hard by extreme weather. More specifically, USDA will defer the accrual of interest on 2019 crop year ins... Read More

Poultry Organizations say China Access Worth Billions

The National Chicken Council, the National Turkey Federation, and USA Poultry and Egg Export Council all applaud China’s decision to lift its ban on U.S. poultry products. The ban had been in place since 2015 when the U.S. was hit by an outbreak of... Read More

(AUDIO) Farm-Level Implication of MFP Payments

After the USDA and White House announced the 2019 MFP program, we noted that direct government payments were set to soar in 2019. The USDA’s most recent estimate is for $19.5 billion in total direct farm payments is more than $5.5 billion higher t... Read More